On Tuesday afternoon we welcomed a number of Junior Members, aged between 13-17, that not only saw them visit a Premier League stadium but also gave the youngsters an opportunity to ‘Train Like A Pro’ under the guidance of our qualified coaches in the club’s Foundation.
Before they were put through their paces on the training pitch they were given an opportunity to go behind the scenes at Selhurst Park Stadium.
A tour of the stadium saw the members go inside the dressing room, take the walk down the tunnel that their heroes do each home matchday and after seeing the hallowed turf in SE25 they were taken to the Executive area where they got a chance to pick out their favourite silverware in the trophy cabinet, plus hear some stories about how the trophies were won. Our members were invited into the CPFC media centre, where they were given the opportunity to take their place on the top table, where Big Sam faces the media during his post-match press conferences, and faced questions from their fellow
members as well.
The exclusive event then moved to the astro playing surface at Selhurst Sports Arena, just a goal kick away from the main stadium. The Foundation coaches put on some sessions for the members and then a mini-tournament gave an opportunity to show what they had learned.
Thanks to all that came along and to all the coaches from the CPFC Foundation who helped make the day that extra special.
This event is another great reason to become a member and there are clubs for all ages of Palace fans so simply CLICK HERE and you can find out more on all the different types of membership now available.